Figures from across Cornwall’s food and drink industry, business sectors and local government were invited to raise a glass with us at Royal Cornwall Show this year, as we celebrated our fifth birthday in serious style in the Great Cornish Fish marquee. Devised by Cornwall Food & Drink with design by Wolf Rock, and part funded by the Cornwall and IOS Fisheries Local Action Group, the stand was proudly flying the flag for the Cornish fishing industry and was the first seafood presence at Royal Cornwall for over 10 years. It was created as part of our project to raise public awareness of Cornish fish and its value to the local economy, along with recommendations on buying and using fish.
Thousands of visitors to the marquee over the show’s three day run were treated to seafood demonstrations from top chefs, wet fish sales, kids’ activities and delicious Cornish seafood served with locally-made drinks from the dedicated bar run by Cornish Orchards and Camel Valley Vineyard.
A fish auction of locally-landed fish provided by Matthew Stevens of Newlyn was also held each afternoon, and we were very proud to raise over £700 in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission by Saturday evening.
Find out more about Great Cornish Fish here.